Membership FAQ

How Membership Works

451 Alliance members receive research insights in the form of research reports, newsletters, and digests. Members also receive invitations to monthly webinars with 451 Research analysts, as well as full access to our archival content in the membership portal.

For detailed member benefits, visit the About page.

Members of the Leading Indicator group can find their benefits archive on here.

Once your application has been approved, you will receive a welcome email informing you of your membership status. Then you will gain full access to the membership portal, with a unique login and password to access member benefits. You will also receive periodic email invitations to participate in web-based research surveys. Your survey responses will remain anonymous and aggregated for analysis. Your membership is sustained by continued participation in research. No fees will ever apply.

For more information, read our Terms of Use.


There is no cost to 451 Alliance membership. Membership is sustained through valid participation in research surveys.

Members of the 451 Alliance must be adults who are willing to honestly answer online research surveys about their technology usage. Preference is given to applicants who are currently employed and influential with regard to (or knowledgeable about) technology usage at their organization. Our membership consists of executives, directors, and managers in IT and Line of Business functions in all industries around the globe.

We take your privacy very seriously. We are fully compliant with GDPR, CASL and CAN-SPAM regulations. See our Privacy Policy for more details.

Your information will not be sold to third parties, nor will we solicit you for goods or services.

The contents of your research contributions are anonymous and will be analyzed in aggregate with other responses, so your individual responses will never be attributable to you or your organization.

Managing Your Membership

Visit the 451 Alliance website and click ‘Login’ in the upper right corner. Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button.

You may update your email address and any other personal information on the Profile Update page when logged in to your account. Remember, your Username is the same as your email address, so when you change your email address, your Username will automatically update to match it. Be sure to update your password managers/autofill settings on your browser so you can login easily.

If you encounter any issues, just email the membership team at 451alliance@451alliance.com.

Submit an application online, filling it out as completely and accurately as you can. We review all applications within three business days, and you will be notified by email if you are accepted.

Your username is the same as the email address associated with your account. If you're not sure which email address that is, simply email the Membership Team at 451alliance@451alliance.com.

Visit the Update Password page to reset your password. It may take a few minutes to receive the automated password reset email. 

Make sure to check your junk mail folder. 

If you continue to experience issues, contact the membership team at 451Alliance@451Alliance.com and we will be happy to assist you.

You can cancel your free 451 Alliance membership at any time. Just click on the 'Terminate my Membership' button on the Profile Update page. You can navigate to the Profile Update page by going to Membership > Profile Update, or by clicking on your name in the top-right corner of website when you are logged in.

Your membership will also be cancelled if you unsubscribe from any of your member emails.

Contact the membership team at 451Alliance@451Alliance.com if you require any assistance.

Research Participation

That’s ok. Just provide answers as fully as you are able, including selecting ‘Don’t know’ where applicable.

Yes. We always anonymize survey responses and interview transcripts to ensure that your contributions will not be personally identifiable.

Your membership remains active even as you switch organizations, roles or even careers. Be sure to update your member profile with your new employment and contact information. 

Our research spans a wide variety of topics, so you are sure to be qualified to contribute regardless of your profession.